September 23, 2020

The Editor Speaks: Dan Duguay adds his spice to the Tempura mix and what exactly is the Judge saying?

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Further to my Editorial in yesterday’s iNews Cayman titled “Just what ‘game’ is Bridger playing?” we now have Cayman’s former auditor general saying “he would like to see government take another look into the funding for the ill-fated Operation Tempura corruption investigation”. Our main story in today’s iNews is the publication of Sir Alan Moses’ […]

The Editor Speaks: Just what ‘game’ is Bridger playing?

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Martin Bridger was the ‘scapegoat’ for the Operation Tempura fiasco that has already cost the Cayman public millions of dollars. Estimates vary from $15M to $30M!! However, as the man in charge, who made a very handsome salary and produced precisely nothing but great debt to the Cayman Islands, I for one have no sympathy […]

The Editor Speaks: Unfortunate response to OMOV from premier

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I have to say I was very disappointed in Premier Alden McLaughlin’s response to the query regarding when the One Man One Vote (OMOV) would be tabled. He answered that it is not a current priority and this was the reason it isn’t featured in government’s legislative agenda FOR THIS YEAR. The premier must know […]

The Editor Speaks: How much longer will we put up with the damning reports from Aud. Gen.?

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Cayman Islands Auditor General, Alastair Swarbrick, has produced five more reports (see iNews Cayman story published January 22 2014 “Aud Gen announces five reports on Cayman governance” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/aud-gen-announces-five-reports-on-cayman-governance/) saying “our audit work found, however, that the implementation of the laws falls short or are overridden creating significant risks for government operations.” He noted the […]

The Editor Speaks: Compromise and diplomacy do work

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When one is confrontational it rarely succeeds. This has been the biggest problem with ex-premier McKeeva Bush and surprisingly he doesn’t seem to have ever owned up that confrontation is even part of his persona. Quite the contrary. He often complains he is the victim. And he achieved nothing with this. However, he has become […]

The Editor Speaks: Accidents happen when we don’t follow the rules

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“All rules are there for breaking” That statement is true, but rules are there for a reason even if the reason might appear to be silly. It is because of the silly rules that the serious rules tend to be downplayed and the macho among us use them as a reason for their flaunting of […]

The Editor Speaks: Medical Tourism

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With Health City Cayman (known locally as The Shetty Hospital) due to have its first phase building completion at the end of February questions have been raised how viable is it? Many have wondered why the renowned health surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty chose the expensive Cayman Islands to build his new Health City project? His […]

The Editor Speaks: Forget the Florida Lottery – the UK Lottery might be easier

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How many Cayman residents play the Florida Lottery? No one knows the actual figures, as it is illegal for Cayman’s residents to return here with lottery tickets. It’s a form of gambling and gambling is a crime here. So no one is going to shout out to strangers, “Hey, I play the Florida Lottery!” I […]

The Editor Speaks: A new court house is urgently needed

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When I was a practicing Quantity Surveyor here in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s I remember one of our projects was to do a cost exercise on an extension to the existing Court House in George Town. It was badly needed. The project was shelved for lack of funds and it was not considered […]

The Editor Speaks: To be or not to be: that is the question

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Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles…… From Hamlet To be or not to be …. against a sea of troubles The sea of troubles is the cruise ship docking facility. To be or not to be is […]